I am writing this blog as I fight my biggest battle with depression for some years. I am attempting to explain what it is like even though there are very few words to explain some of the symptoms.
Christmas is a time of mixed feelings and emotions. It is a time I look forward too but it is also a difficult time. For many, Christmas is an added pressure, whether it is the commercialisation, extra commitment to social activities, a lonely time or a reminder of a bad experience.
To explain before you read, this is a poem I wrote 5 years ago when I was struggling with Suicidal thoughts. Thankfully I am strong enough to share this with you today.
If you suffer or know someone who suffers from depression, then the links below might be helpful but always speak to your GP if you have not done so. There is a lot of support and help out there.
Mind – Mind is a charity that provide advice and support as well as campaigning to raise awareness, improve services and promote understanding. You can find their website by clicking here.
NHS – (national health service in the UK). You can learn more about depression via the NHS website by clicking here.
Samaritans – If you feel you need to talk to someone ASAP or are suicidal, please call the Samaritans right away. They are excellent, trained and can help. Their website is here but their number is 08457 90 90 90. (ther emight be call costs)
As some of you know I suffer with depression and thought I would give a little insight on what it is like and why someone depressed cannot always pull themselves together.
Firstly, I would like to explain what it can feel like. We often hear how depression is a mental illness and that it is not physical but actually it is extremely draining and like many people I can feel muscle fatigue causing discomfort and exhaustion.